ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation, 26168-26170 [E6-6687]

Download as PDF 26168 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: This system of records may include user’s general profile information that identifies the user, i.e., name, work address, work email address, and the full Social Security Number for FHWA employees, user’s application rights records, State, organization and routing symbol records, application information, log and session records and user-base review records. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982 as codified in 31 U.S.C. 3512. PURPOSES: The User Profile and Access Control System (UPACS) is the security control system that manages user authentication and associated access rights for individuals needing entry into any of FHWA’s applications. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: (1) Respond to user complaints; (2) reply to user feedback comments; (3) manage access to restricted applications; (4) manage access rights to information within an application; (5) provide information to any person(s) authorized to assist in an approved investigation of improper access or usage of FHWA computer systems; (6) provide access to other government agencies when required by law; and (7) fulfill requests for reports and other similar information. These reports would be generated for auditing purposes and consist of the following information (any combination thereof): user account approvals and removals, account transfers, failed login attempts, locked passwords and PINs, all resets of passwords and PINs, after-hour activity, a user’s successful or unsuccessful access and what FHWA application the user has accessed. See also the Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: None. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES STORAGE: All UPACS data is stored on a secure FHWA server. Database tables are setup to detect unauthorized access. FHWA employees and contractors who have access to UPACS information must protect sensitive FHWA data residing on any media, such as tapes, disks, and printouts. UPACS information is provided to only those who have a need VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 to know and access to the information is controlled by the user’s level of access rights. OMB CONTROL NUMBER: None. RETRIEVABILITY: These records of access may be retrieved by a user’s name or Social Security Number. Kara Spooner, Departmental Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6510 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P SAFEGUARDS: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Access to the system of records is restricted to authorized users. Each user is granted access with his or her user name and security password. The user privileges of each user are based on his or her assigned access rights. User access to sensitive data is granted only to limited individuals with the approval of FHWA management. Federal Highway Administration RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: The records in this system of records are retained and disposed of in accordance with the approved records disposition schedules in FHWA Order M 1324.1A, Files Management and Records Disposition Manual. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Director, Office of Information and Management Services, Federal Highway Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 4423, Washington, DC 20590. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Write to the System Manager. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Write to the System Manager. Provide full name and a description of the information that you seek, including the time frame during which the records may have been generated. Individuals requesting access must comply with the Department of Transportation’s Privacy Act regulations on verification of identity (49 CFR 10.37). CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Write to the System Manager. Identify the information being contested, the reason for contesting it, and the correction being requested. Individuals requesting access must comply with the Department of Transportation’s Privacy Act regulations on verification of identity (49 CFR 10.37). RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information contained in this system is obtained from users when they register for or change UPACS profile information and when they access different applications through UPACS. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2006–24307] ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to form an advisory committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 5305(h) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, is establishing an advisory committee to advise the Secretary on carrying out the Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program. The purpose of this notice is to invite interested parties to submit comments on the issues to be discussed, and submit the names of organizations and participants to be considered for representation on the committee. DATES: You should submit your comments or nominations for membership on the committee on or before June 2, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Freitas, Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office, (202) 366–9292; Ms. Robin Fields, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4099; or Mr. Wil Baccus, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1396; 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document Management System (DMS) at: http:// dms.dot.gov/submit. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (70 FR 19477), or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments and we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material. Background On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144). Title V, Subtitle C, section 5305(h) mandates the establishment of an ITS Program Advisory Committee. A. Notice of Intent To Establish an Advisory Committee and Request for Comment In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App II, section 1, an agency of the Federal Government cannot establish or utilize a group of people in the interest of obtaining consensus advice or recommendations unless that group is chartered as a Federal advisory committee. The purpose of this notice is to indicate the Department’s intent to create a Federal advisory committee, under FACA, in order to invite interested parties to submit comments on ITS issues to be considered by the committee and to submit the names of organizations and participants to be considered for representation on the committee. B. Name of Committee ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES C. Purpose and Objective The ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation (ITSAC–OST) will advise the Secretary of the Department of Transportation by: 1. Providing input into the development of the Intelligent Transportation System aspects of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 strategic plan under section 508 of title 23, United States Code; and 2. Reviewing, at least annually, areas of intelligent transportation systems research being considered for funding by the Department, to determine— (i) Whether these activities are likely to advance either the state-of-the practice or state-of-the art in intelligent transportation systems; (ii) Whether the intelligent transportation system technologies are likely to be deployed by users, and if not, to determine the barriers to deployment; and (iii) The appropriate roles for government and the private sector in investing in the research and technologies being considered. ITSAC–OST does not exercise program management or regulatory development responsibilities and makes no decisions directly affecting the programs on which it provides advice. ITSAC–OST provides a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from a knowledgeable and independent perspective. D. Balanced Membership Plans According to section 5305(h) of SAFETEA–LU, the ITSAC–OST shall have no more than 20 members, be balanced between metropolitan and rural interests, and include, at a minimum— (1) A representative from a State highway department; (2) A representative from a local highway department who is not from a metropolitan planning organization; (3) A representative from a State, local, or regional transit agency; (4) A representative from a metropolitan planning organization; (5) A private sector user of intelligent transportation system technologies; (6) An academic researcher with expertise in computer science or another information science field related to intelligent transportation systems who is not an expert on transportation issues; (7) An academic researcher who is a civil engineer; (8) An academic researcher who is a social scientist with expertise in transportation issues; (9) A representative from a nonprofit group representing the intelligent transportation system industry; (10) A representative from a public interest group concerned with safety; (11) A representative from a public interest group concerned with the impact of the transportation system on land use and residential patterns; and (12) Members with expertise in planning, safety, and operations. PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26169 This document gives notice of this process to potential participants and affords them the opportunity to request representation on the ITSAC–OST. The procedure for requesting such representation is set out below. In addition, comments and suggestions for potential participants are invited. The Department is aware that there are many more potential organizations and participants than there are membership slots on the committee. Organizations and participants should be prepared to support their participation on the committee. It is very important to recognize that interested parties who are not selected to membership on the committee can make valuable contributions to the work of the ITSAC–OST in any of several ways. The person or organization could request to be placed on the committee mailing list, submitting written comments, as appropriate. Any member of the public could attend the committee meetings, and, as provided in FACA, speak to the committee. Time will be set aside during each meeting for this purpose, consistent with the committee’s need for sufficient time to complete its deliberations. E. Applications for Membership Each application for membership or nomination to the committee should include: (1) The name of the applicant or nominee and the interest(s) identified in Section 5305(h) such person would represent; (2) Evidence that the applicant or nominee is authorized to represent parties related to the interest(s) the person proposes to represent; and (3) A written commitment that the applicant or nominee would participate in good faith. Every effort is made to select committee members who are objective. A balance is needed and weight is given to a variety of factors including but not limited to geographical distribution, gender, minority status, organization, and expertise. F. Duration Continuing. G. Notice of Establishment After evaluating comments received as a result of this notice, the Department will issue a notice announcing the establishment and composition of the committee. (Authority: Section 5305(h), Public Law 109– 59, 119 Stat. 1144) E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 26170 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices Issued on: April 28, 2006. J. Richard Capka, Acting Federal Highway Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–6687 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Bannock County, Idaho Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Bannock County, Idaho. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edwin B. Johnson, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 3050 Lakeharbor Lane, Suite 126, Boise, Idaho, 83703, Telephone: (208) 334–9180, ext. 116, or Mr. Dennis Clark, Environmental Section Manager, Headquarters, Idaho Transportation Department, P.O. Box 7129 Boise, Idaho 83707–1129, Telephone: (208) 334–8203. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to provide a new access point along Interstate 15 (I–15) in Bannock County, Idaho. The proposed new access point project area is located between the existing I–86 system interchange (approximate location Mile Post (MP) 72.0), and terminating to the north at approximate MP 75.5 along I–15. The purpose of this project is to locate a new service type access point to I–15, north of the existing I–86/I–15 system interchange in the Pocatello/Chubbuck metropolitan area located in Bannock County. Rapid residential growth in the northeastern bench and in the northern Chubbuck areas coupled with future commercial development has and will continue to create congestion and safety concerns at the existing interstate access points at the I–86/US 91 Chubbuck Interchange and at the I–15/Pocatello Creek Road Interchange, creating the need for this project. This project will enhance access and cross-freeway mobility, improve traffic operations within the corridor, and provide safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services while giving full consideration to local roads as primary transportation corridors. This VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 project is needed because congestion and safety concerns are rising within the project corridor and travel times for local and through traffic have increased. These conditions have arisen from increased and projected regional travel demand due to planned community growth, limited local city street connectivity to and across I–15, and mobility limitations at existing interchanges. Seven enhancement concepts are under consideration, including: (a) Taking a no-build action, (b) applying enhanced Transportation Systems and Transportation Demand Management methods to the existing local roads, (c) constructing one of five build action options which include: a new service interchange near the 2-1/2 mile overpass; a new service interchange connecting with Tyhee Road; a new interchange connection with Siphon Road; and two different new interchange options at the existing Chubbuck Road Overpass. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments and input will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens. A series of public meetings will be held in the Chubbuck/Pocatello area. A scoping meeting and a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. The draft EIS will be made available for both public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or ITD at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to the program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 23 CFR 771.123; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on April 25, 2006. Stephen A. Moreno, Division Administrator, Boise, Idaho. [FR Doc. 06–4130 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–23239] Proposed Improvements to the Motor Carrier Safety Status (SafeStat) Measurement System Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes improvements to its Motor Carrier Safety Status (SafeStat) Measurement System algorithm. The SafeStat system analyzes current and historical safety performance and compliance information to rank the relative safety fitness of commercial motor carriers. SafeStat enables FMCSA to quantify and monitor trends in the safety status of individual motor carriers. FMCSA focuses compliance review and roadside inspection resources on carriers posing the greatest potential safety risk. The proposed improvements are intended to make the algorithm more effective in identifying motor carriers posing a high crash risk. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed changes through the SafeStat Online section of FMCSA’s Analysis & Information Online Web site: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SafeStat/ SafeStatMain.asp. Mr. Bryan Price, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 305, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Telephone 412–395–4816. Email bryan.price@fmcsa.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SafeStat is an automated, data-driven analysis system designed by FMCSA. It combines current and historical carrierbased safety performance information to measure the relative (peer-to-peer) safety fitness of interstate commercial motor carriers and intrastate commercial motor carriers that transport hazardous materials. This information includes Federal and State data on crashes and roadside inspections, on-site compliance review results, and enforcement history. SafeStat enables FMCSA to quantify and monitor the safety status of individual motor carriers on a monthly basis, and thereby focus compliance review and roadside inspection resources on carriers posing the greatest potential safety risk. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26168-26170]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-6687]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2006-24307]


ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent to form an advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 5305(h) of the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
(SAFETEA-LU), the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the 
Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, is 
establishing an advisory committee to advise the Secretary on carrying 
out the Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation 
System (ITS) Program. The purpose of this notice is to invite 
interested parties to submit comments on the issues to be discussed, 
and submit the names of organizations and participants to be considered 
for representation on the committee.

DATES: You should submit your comments or nominations for membership on 
the committee on or before June 2, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Freitas, Managing 
Director, ITS Joint Program Office, (202) 366-9292; Ms. Robin Fields, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-4099; or Mr. Wil Baccus, Office 
of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-1396; 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document 
Management System (DMS) at: http://dms.dot.gov/submit. The DMS is 
available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission 
and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section 
of the Web site.
    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the 
Federal Register's home page at: http://

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www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office's database at: 
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (70 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.
    Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will 
continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes 
available. Further, some people may submit late comments and we 
recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material.

Background

    On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144). Title V, 
Subtitle C, section 5305(h) mandates the establishment of an ITS 
Program Advisory Committee.

A. Notice of Intent To Establish an Advisory Committee and Request for 
Comment

    In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App II, section 1, an agency of the 
Federal Government cannot establish or utilize a group of people in the 
interest of obtaining consensus advice or recommendations unless that 
group is chartered as a Federal advisory committee. The purpose of this 
notice is to indicate the Department's intent to create a Federal 
advisory committee, under FACA, in order to invite interested parties 
to submit comments on ITS issues to be considered by the committee and 
to submit the names of organizations and participants to be considered 
for representation on the committee.

B. Name of Committee

    ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation.

C. Purpose and Objective

    The ITS Program Advisory Committee to the Secretary of 
Transportation (ITSAC-OST) will advise the Secretary of the Department 
of Transportation by:
    1. Providing input into the development of the Intelligent 
Transportation System aspects of the strategic plan under section 508 
of title 23, United States Code; and
    2. Reviewing, at least annually, areas of intelligent 
transportation systems research being considered for funding by the 
Department, to determine--
    (i) Whether these activities are likely to advance either the 
state-of-the practice or state-of-the art in intelligent transportation 
systems;
    (ii) Whether the intelligent transportation system technologies are 
likely to be deployed by users, and if not, to determine the barriers 
to deployment; and
    (iii) The appropriate roles for government and the private sector 
in investing in the research and technologies being considered.
    ITSAC-OST does not exercise program management or regulatory 
development responsibilities and makes no decisions directly affecting 
the programs on which it provides advice. ITSAC-OST provides a forum 
for the development, consideration, and communication of information 
from a knowledgeable and independent perspective.

D. Balanced Membership Plans

    According to section 5305(h) of SAFETEA-LU, the ITSAC-OST shall 
have no more than 20 members, be balanced between metropolitan and 
rural interests, and include, at a minimum--
    (1) A representative from a State highway department;
    (2) A representative from a local highway department who is not 
from a metropolitan planning organization;
    (3) A representative from a State, local, or regional transit 
agency;
    (4) A representative from a metropolitan planning organization;
    (5) A private sector user of intelligent transportation system 
technologies;
    (6) An academic researcher with expertise in computer science or 
another information science field related to intelligent transportation 
systems who is not an expert on transportation issues;
    (7) An academic researcher who is a civil engineer;
    (8) An academic researcher who is a social scientist with expertise 
in transportation issues;
    (9) A representative from a nonprofit group representing the 
intelligent transportation system industry;
    (10) A representative from a public interest group concerned with 
safety;
    (11) A representative from a public interest group concerned with 
the impact of the transportation system on land use and residential 
patterns; and
    (12) Members with expertise in planning, safety, and operations.
    This document gives notice of this process to potential 
participants and affords them the opportunity to request representation 
on the ITSAC-OST. The procedure for requesting such representation is 
set out below. In addition, comments and suggestions for potential 
participants are invited.
    The Department is aware that there are many more potential 
organizations and participants than there are membership slots on the 
committee. Organizations and participants should be prepared to support 
their participation on the committee.
    It is very important to recognize that interested parties who are 
not selected to membership on the committee can make valuable 
contributions to the work of the ITSAC-OST in any of several ways. The 
person or organization could request to be placed on the committee 
mailing list, submitting written comments, as appropriate. Any member 
of the public could attend the committee meetings, and, as provided in 
FACA, speak to the committee. Time will be set aside during each 
meeting for this purpose, consistent with the committee's need for 
sufficient time to complete its deliberations.

E. Applications for Membership

    Each application for membership or nomination to the committee 
should include:
    (1) The name of the applicant or nominee and the interest(s) 
identified in Section 5305(h) such person would represent;
    (2) Evidence that the applicant or nominee is authorized to 
represent parties related to the interest(s) the person proposes to 
represent; and
    (3) A written commitment that the applicant or nominee would 
participate in good faith.
    Every effort is made to select committee members who are objective. 
A balance is needed and weight is given to a variety of factors 
including but not limited to geographical distribution, gender, 
minority status, organization, and expertise.

F. Duration

    Continuing.

G. Notice of Establishment

    After evaluating comments received as a result of this notice, the 
Department will issue a notice announcing the establishment and 
composition of the committee.

(Authority: Section 5305(h), Public Law 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144)


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    Issued on: April 28, 2006.
J. Richard Capka,
Acting Federal Highway Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E6-6687 Filed 5-2-06; 8:45 am]
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